School Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, according to national news.

The department reported on social media that the suspect had turned himself in and that the investigation is ongoing. The suspect was not identified; detectives said on Tuesday that they believed he was a minor under the age of 15.

The shooting on Tuesday left one student hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds in stable condition, according to Erie Police Deputy Chief Michael Nolan. Authorities said that the suspect and victim “appeared to have known each other” and that the shooting was likely an isolated incident. Detectives also stated their belief that the suspect used a 9mm handgun in the incident, which occurred at 9:22 a.m. on Tuesday in a school hallway.

Erie County District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz said that, if charged, the suspect will be prosecuted as a minor. The school is closed for the remainder of this week, and students will be on spring break next week, according to national news.

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